01-04-2014 04:35 AM | United Kingdom

Farmers suffering huge fall in average income

Scottish farmers have seen their average income fall by one-third in the last year, according to new figures.

Rising costs for items such as feed, the wettest June on record two years ago and the biting cold and snow that followed early last year have hit farmers in the pocket.

Crops were ruined by too much rain, machinery could not be used and cows could not graze in sodden fields. Livestock also suffered during last year's snow.
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